And it wasn't even all that warm.
A man was shot at three times at Auckland and Dewar streets in Dorchester around 9:50 p.m. But rather than try again, his attackers fled. They're described as black males, both about 5'8" and both in their 20s. One wore a yellow shirt, the other a black shirt.
Liz Carney led a Dot Art Paint for Peace Day at Savin Hill Beach today that ended with the hanging of this banner across I-93. Photo by Peter McNamara.... Read more
The Herald reports on today's arraignment of Daquan Sparks, 19, on a charge of assault with intent to murder for his alleged role in a stabbing attack on the mother of one of his babies by the mother of one of his other babies.
Prosecutors are sticking by what they said was the victim's initial statement to police. Dorchester District Court Judge Rosalind... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Dequan Sparks, 19, on charges he helped his girlfriend repeatedly stab his ex-girlfriend Monday afternoon on Bay Street. Sparks was picked up in Quincy, police say.
Police charge Sparks set up a meeting with his ex-girlfriend on the pretext of wanting to give her some shoes for their eight-month-old baby. Instead, police say, he held her down while... Read more
Vargas and Vargas Insurance will spring for a free ice-cream cone for anybody who shows up at Savin Scoop, 107 Savin Hill Ave. between 1 and 2:30 p.m. today.
The agency says it's doing this as "a random act of kindness" following Sunday's stabbing, as well as part of the neighborhood "cash mob" program, in which resident flood a particular business and buy its... Read more
UPDATE: Boyfriend arrested.
Police say Jones's boyfriend - with whom she also has a child - arranged the meeting between the two, and then actively helped in the attack:
The victim told officers her... Read more
Somebody was stabbed shortly after 4 p.m. on Midland Street, then collapsed at Savin Hill Avenue and Sidney Street, down the block from the T stop. A mini-van wanted in connection with the investigation was stopped about 10 minutes later at Linden and Freeport streets.
Katia forwards these before and after pics.
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Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who is robbing women coming out of the JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont T stop between 7 and 10:30 p.m.
In some of the incidents, the suspect, described as a black male with a thin build, age 20-30, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and showed a handgun. The male suspect has engaged victims in... Read more
The state shut Morrissey Boulevard between UMass and Freeport Street around 11:15 a.m.
The Herald reports an explosion in the rat population on Savin Hill, possibly caused by construction along the Red Line.
Nhu Nguyen, 20, pleaded guilty today to killing Derek Matulina at the Savin Hill Red Line stop on May 11, 2011.
Under an agreement between his attorney and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Nguyen was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in a county jail on manslaughter and gun charges, to be followed by two years of probation.
The DA's office says the two... Read more
A pier fire at the Dorchester Yacht Club off the Southeast Expressway erupted late this afternoon and went to two alarms because of the difficulty of fighting it, the Boston Fire Department reports.
Divers went into the water to try to fight the fire on the bottom side of the yacht club's pier from below. Firefighters briefly lost water from one hose when somebody... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter details some of the attacks, including one last week by two teens of a father walking with his kids near the Boys and Girls Club.